AMP - Level 3 - Ice Climbing Technique Bootcamp - Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Guide's choice 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 06:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption Schoo l 7311-34 av NW)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 10:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D5 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Luis Salgado
Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

The cost for this event is $100 (including GST). This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship) program organized by the ACC Calgary Alpine Chair jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters. For level 3 participants the expectation is that you have previous ice climbing experience leading WI4 ice. The goal of this event is to refine your ice climbing technique to make you more comfortable leading WI4 ice. You already know the correct climbing position but want to refine your technique and get individual feedback including how to manage the pump. At the end of the course you should feel comfortable climbing steep ice and finding rest positions in difficult terrain. To sign up for this event, please add yourself to the waiting list and email Luis Salgado ( your previous experience. Once you are approved, please send the payment to and email Luis the confirmation. You will then be moved to the participating list. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Luis at 403-437-4053 or to
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre-adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice climbing, 3 x locking carabiners, 2 X non-lockers, ATC belay device, 1 x 22cm screw, 1 x 120cm sling, 2 x 5m cordelette (10kN accessory cord - 7mm or high strength 6mm), 1 x 2m cordelette (10kN accessory cord - 7mm or high strength 6mm), Abalakov V thread tool, pocket knife. Please feel free to bring any other gear you may have questions about using.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, extra layers/ warm clothing, waterproof shell, thermos with hot drinks, lunch, sunglasses, sun screen and camera.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   TBA the week before the event  
Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of Assumption Schoo l 7311-34 av NW

Your payment method is as follows: 1. Send an INTERAC e-Transfer to the ACC Treasurer using the email address. Do NOT forget to let the Treasurer know your name, email and the course it is for! Plus advise the e-transfer password in a separate email. Also email confirmation to the Course Coordinator ( They will then move you to the attending list.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Once payment has been received by the treasurer you will be moved to the confirmed list. There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 PM.